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Episode 160: Social Impact Art w/ Nikki Lynette

podcast February 4, 2021


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For today’s episode, Tyrell and Daphne welcome Nikki Lynette, a performer, writer, and social impact artist who fuses mental health activism into her work. During the episode, they discuss her journey as a mental health activist (36:50) and what it means to be proactive about mental wellness (40:40). They also have a conversation about how she uses art as an avenue to make a social impact (48:30), her history making play, Get Out Alive (51:45), and her documentary Happy Songs About Unhappy Things (57:25). They close the interview by discussing Nikki Lynette’s strategy for overcoming barriers as a Black woman artist (59:35) and her advice for other artists who want to have a social impact (1:03:45). 

Other Topics Include: 

00:30 – Catch up with Ty and Daphne

10:00 – BhD “Oh Lawd” News

33:25 – Introduction of Today’s Topic 

1:09:50 Ty and Daphne Reflect on the Interview 

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